Found September 27, 2013 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Greener Pastures? ICYMI last night after the 5-0 win over the Rangers Mike Gillis and John Tortorella announced the Canucks had reduced their pre-season roster. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL: Frank Corrado (D), and Zach Hamill (C). The following player has been assigned to their junior club: Brendan Gaunce (C) (Belleville Bulls) Roster moves no doubt played a factor in some of these moves as did the fact that Tortorella doesn’t want Corrado playing 8 minutes a game in the Pro’s when he could play 20-25 in Utica. Not sure what the Nucks are going to do with their 3rd line center position now. The 22-year-old former first-round draft pick Jordan Schroeder is on crutches and out 3 weeks. You had to assume he was presumably in the hunt for the third line centre spot. You also had to assume Brendan Gaunce was one of the top candidates. His skating just isn’t NHL ready yet. One more year in Junior and a run with the Canadian Juniors (Hopefully) will see him right in 2014. Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates of all our Northwest Sports Teams!!

Canucks make final 2013 opening night roster cuts

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Horvat & Shinkaruk will be in opening day lineup for the Canucks

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Shinkaruk and Horvat will start season with Canucks, Corrado and Gaunce won’t

The Canucks have made their final cuts and there were some surprises. Both 18 year old first round draft picks, Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat, will start the season in the NHL this year. Meanwhile, Frank Corrado has been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL and Brendan Gaunce is on his way back to junior in Belleville. As expected after Zack Kassian’s 5 game suspension, Hunter...

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Hey Vancouver! Are you ready for some hockey?

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Canucks Defense has something to Prove

Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) NHL pre-season ended last night for the Vancouver Canucks and they have to be happy with how their team performed, especially their defense.  The Canucks defense has been put into question over the last few years but it hasn’t been mainstream media because it was overshadowed by another story in the media.  This season removes that distraction...

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Santorelli Suprises

  After one of the most interesting pre seasons in recent memory for the Vancouver Canucks, there now seems to be more questions surrounding the team than before exhibition play started. A main focal point heading into preseason action this year was the vacancy of the 3rd line center position.  Many thought 2012 first rounder Brendan Gaunce was poised and ready, with 2013 first...

The search for an effective fourth line

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Canucks shut out Rangers 5-0

Henrik Sedin scored two goals and the Vancouver Canucks blanked the New York Rangers 5-0 on Thursday night. New York's Alain Vigneault and Vancouver's John Tortorella coached against their former teams for the first time. They were replaced with each other after being fired following last spring's playoffs. Moments before the opening faceoff, the Canucks saluted Vigneault...
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